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because of the earthquake and tsunami. how is that affecting the u.s. economy? >> reporter: it's an economic jolt. they are out of a job indefinitely. the quake has halted supplies. >> it's not a good thing. it ripples through the economy. >> most of japan's car factories were not directly damaged disaster but honda, mazda, mitsubishi and toyota have had to stop production rolling blackouts are making power unreliable. much of the country is in no condition to get parts moving again soon. >> the real issues are like power, lack of transportation to get people up there. >> reporter: a truck driver delivers japanese cars from the port. images like these have him worried. >> after seeing what happened on the tv and actually seeing the cars that i deliver get ruined and talking with the people at the port, they are talking two to three months we wouldn't have anything to deliver. >> reporter: apple's ipad 2 is already sold out and japan's shortage may make it even tougher to get one. >> we don't expect to see prices go up in electronics. i want think the first thing consumer are li
refugees who fled the unrest in libya are heading home thanks to the u.s. military. mark phillips with more on the sea saw battle for control. >> the situation there is quiet and peaceful. >> twice today, moammar gadhafi's government claimed it had taken control of the strategic town of zowia and released footage. the government forces had moved into the town to try to dislodge rebels once before and were beaten back. then, they went at it again with a full armored assault. a reporter from britain's sky news is the only western correspondent there. >> we were under the gadhafi's forces now. they got closer and closer, now taken renew jersey refuge. they appear to be unable to stop the advancing and they are getting closer and closer. >> the rebels are closer to town. >> 6:00. 12:00. >> this will continue. >> zowia is critical because it's a suburb of tripoli. the closest rebel to the capital. it's a sign that opposition to gadhafi is not limited to eastern libya. in fact, it's getting bolder within tripoli itself. >> you should be -- >> okay, we won't then. >> opponents of the reg
. it turns out why the u.s. supreme court said today that a fun da mentalist church can protest at military funerals. justices ruled 8-1 in favor of the baptist church. the kansas-based group made headlines last year for demonstrating outside funerals of fallen u.s. service members claiming that god is pun i -- punishing the military for the nation's tolerance of homosexuality. they were sued. >>> tonight an ahterton teacher is on paid leave after one of the students made a frantic call to 911. >> he's throwing things on our table and screaming at a -- at us, he's going crazy. >> the 8th grader made the call from a school bathroom yesterday afternoon. she told the dispatcher the teacher was yelling and throwing things to get the attention of the students. but when police arrived they didn't find anything out of the ordinary. >> what he found was calm students, a calm teacher sitting on the desk. >> when you have a situation where a student makes an allegation that they feel threatened, then we feel a strong obligation to investigate what are the actual facts of that case. >> the police cons
? >> yup. all day long. >> okay. thank you. >>> the president says that the u.s. is dais away from handing over control of military op rages in libya to other countries. despite the cost, he says americans will ultimately feel satisfied that this mission helps people. >> because of the extraordinary capabilities and ballor of our men and women in uniform, we have already saved lives. >> the pentagon is blaming equipment failure for the f5 that crashed in libya today. two american pilots suffered minor injuries. the u.s. military says it is considering all actions this response to attacks. now this video reportedly shot there surfaced on youtube. >> in japan, workers are a major step closer to ending nuclear crisis. electricity has been restored to the nuclear power plant. workers have to check all the equipment for damage before swim switching on the cooling process. there's a threat of radiation leaks. a strong aftershock yairs of japan. the quake struck early wednesday morning. >> he was supposed to be the prosecution star witness as testimony in the barry bonds perjury trial got und
in 1984 when she became the first woman to run for vice president on a major u.s. ticket. >> america is the land where dreams can come true for all of us. >> she died at a massachusetts hospital where she was being treated for blood cancer. in a statement, president obama said, she will for ever be remembered as a trailblazer who broke down barriers for women and americans of all backgrounds and walks of life. >> are we going to win this one? >> feraro was a little known congresswoman from queens, new york, when democratic presidential nominee, walter mondale chose her as his running mate. >> vice president, has such a nice ring to it. >> but they lost the election to ronald reagan in a landslide that november. feraro's run also had its share of controversy. there were ethical questions about her campaign finances and her husband's business dealings. she never again held public office, losing bids for the senate in 1992 and '98. in 2008, there was more controversy. feraro, a supporter of hillary clinton's presidential campaign made remarks suggesting that then, senator obama was
in the united states. >> the president defends his decision to commit u.s. forces for libyan freedom fighters. how well did he make his case to the american people? >>> and more dramatic video of a coastal city in japan being wiped away and new questions tonight being raised about how the country is coping with its nuclear crisis. >>> and a huge hunk of rock in san francisco bay. it could be yours at a bargain price. >>> good evening. i'm dana king. >>> there was stunning and at times very graphic testimony in the barry bonds' murder case today. his mistress described bonds as increasingly angry and at times impotent due to steroids. why her motives are being called into question. >> reporter: she was called for one explosive reason. >> she's going to provide the jury with her statement talking about mr. bounds' admission about using steroids -- mr. bonds' admission. >> she had left with him -- she had slept with bonds since 1994. he had trouble maintaining and he recollection. . he said steroids caused the injury because tendons grew to fast. >> choking back the tears, she testified his timb
of the u.s. in potential danger. >> reporter: another hydrogen explosion rocked the crippled t fukushima nuclear power plant. this follows yesterday's hydrogen blast in the unit 1. the complex is broken into two sections. four with faulty reactors and another area with three damaged reactors out of six. the first reactor exploded and officials feared pressure building up and now unit 3 has blown. more than 180,000 people have been evacuated from the area. up to 160 may have been exposed to radiation. officials are trying to reassure people saying the radiation is not life threatening. >> we were frightened. but the radiation turned out to be nothing to worry about. >> not everyone believes this. and there are three-hour waits to check in for a flight to escape the area. now the japanese ambassador to the united states concedes part of the fuel rods inside the power plant may be melting. but as with 3-mile island in 1979 there may not be a crisis. >> there was a considerable melting of the core but essentially all of the material was contained in the concrete containment. namely very litt
. >> there was attacks and three sailors were killed. >> reporter: the u.s. has led the operations for more than a week to take out gadaffi's air defenses an establish a no fly zone but now nato agreed to take over command. rebels handed out food to civilians one day after recapturing the strategic coastal town. on sunday the opposition pushed west and controls all the main oil terminals in eastern libya. >> based on the intelligence and what our military is seeing, the gadaffi forces are withdrawing. >> reporter: the united nations security council meets monday getting an update on the situation in libya. president obama addresses the nation later in the evening. >> i think the military mission has gone quite well. >> reporter: defense secretary robert gates says the u.s. would begin reducing its forces committed to libya within weeks. but he doesn't think anyone knows if military operations will be over by year's end. cbs news at the united nations. >>> there has been another earthquake in japan. this afternoon a magnitude 6.5 tremor shook the eastern part of the country. officials issued a tsunami w
five days of air strikes the u.s. commander says gadaffi's air force is no longer capable of fighting. command and control networks have also been degraded meaning that coalition forces have control of the skies. gadaffi's ground forces have also been retreating in many western areas but in the eastern part of the country people are fleeing areas where gadaffi forces are moving in. >>> and in japan people are stocking up on bottled water after a warning that tokyo's tap water is not safe for infants to drink. this costco is about four hours away from the capitol. city dwellers have bought up all the bottled water in tokyo stores. the level of radio active iodine is twice what is considered okay for babies to drink on a regular water in tokyo tap water. radio active iodine can cause thyroid cancer. >>> more than 50 films, two oscars for best actress and eight marriages, hollywood is remembering the life of elizabeth taylor. >> i have had addictions, weight problems. i have almost died a couple of times. i have been pronounced dead. i have read my own obituaries. >> reporter: she sky ro
. nuclear reactors. how the u.s. is trying to help keep things cool and why some who know nuclear reactors say there may be more happening than japan is letting on. >> their skills are needed at home, but tonight, members of a japanese search and rescue team are stranded in the bay area. what they were doing here in the first place. >>> and a little later despite all our faults. what happened there could not happen here. what makes quakes in the bay area a lot milder. >> turned out to be a nice day today, but storm clouds are around. what does that mean for the weekend? we'll talk about that coming up. ,,,,,,,, 8 point 9 earthqake... tonight the island nation faces >>> as japan attempts to recover from the massive earthquake, tonight the island nation is facing an even greater threat. a possible nuclear meltdown at three of the country's five plants. radiation levels are elevated and thousands of people have been evacuated, but is japan keeping a critical design flaw from the public? robert lyles talked with an expert. >> at the moment, i think they have a serious problem. >> when the c
he's not getting the information he needs and plans to assess the situation in person thursday. u.s. energy secretary admits he's baffled. >> there are conflicting reports and so we don't really know in detail what's happening. >> reporter: the uncertainty is spreading fear and anxiety. people here have gun to prepare for the worst. >> save their life from this devastation. >> you want to save their lives? >> yes. >> reporter: for that reason they fled tokyo to get toen a area west of the capital. officials believe we will over 10,000 people are dead from the massive earthquake and tsunami. the struggle continues for survivors staying in shelters. >> people are being ordered to stay at least 50 miles clear of the power plant. >>> so are you worried about the japanese radiation coming here to the west coast? our exclusive eyewitness news poll finds that most people in the bay area, about 54% are not that concerned about it. 45% on the other hand are either very or somewhat concerned. most experts once again we've said this several nights say that california should not be alarmed. >>>
woman takes her case against wal-mart all the way to the u.s. supreme court. the arguments made against the retail giant. >>> and buried alive in several feet of snow. how one northern california snowboarder managed to capture the entire ordeal on camera. >>> yes, and here we go. temperatures soaring to the 80s for the next couple days but it does come at a price. there is always a price to be paid. we have got the details as eyewitness news continues right here on the cw. versus toyota. which is better? [ male announcer ] why do so many car companies compare themselves to toyota? maybe it's because toyota has more hybrids on the road than all other automakers combined. like the 50-mpg-rated prius, the best selling hybrid in america. and prius was also named a best overall value of the year. plus, every new toyota comes with toyotacare, a complimentary maintenance plan with roadside assistance. we're #1 for a reason. come see for yourself. hurry in for the best selection. ♪ giambi told the court he got undetectable steroids from bonds' former >>> barry bonds perjury trial a witness sa
wants the u.s. to quote, send a fact finding team. rebels are requesting a no fly zone to ground the libyan air force. >>> the medical examiner's office ask -- the real headline from those documents, every round said to have fired hit someone. that is 31 bullets fired and every single one of them hitting someone. lautner currently faces 49 federal charges and he returns to court tomorrow. >>> rip off this sports car. and it just so happens that the owner of the car is a nationally known celebrity. grace lee reports, the hardest job of the part, where the thief may be ahead. >> it's a caper of movie proportions. >> hello ladies. >> but say good-bye to a lamborghini like this one, because someone climbed on to the roof and stole the $200,000 car. >> i would say it definitely required a certain amount of place to know how to use them. >> thief used rock climbing deer, and gymmied open a second floor window. the culprit cut the inside locks and drove away. we don't know the faith behind the criminal genius yet, but we do know the owner. in 2008, yellow and black belongs to food ne
a nuclear crisis. panic is -- passport lines are long in the airports. thursday the u.s. government offered to evacuate american citizens. >> i'm concerned because i really don't know the situation about the radiation. it keeps changing. >> reporter: many are fleeing the stricken northeast region and moving to shelters like this one in the northwest. here they find a place on the floor to sleep and a little bit of food. but the hissery still hangs heavy over much of japan. new video shows the terror as the water rushed higher and relief that neighbors rescue neighbors. thank you, thank you this woman said. i thought i was going to die. >> this country is now willing to help -- accept help from the military tackling nuclear crisis crisis. >> and some tiny particles are already falling in the bay area, that has public health officials downplaying the earth. that plume is being monitored by stations around the world. whatever will drift, it will be too small to cause health problems. anyone would be exposed to more radiation flying in an airplane from san francisco to washington, d.c. >> thing
containers, blankets, medical supplies. >> those supplies were brought in today by two u.s. air force cargo plane. two civilian planes have been chartered to help bring home foreign workers who have left the turmoil. >>> a person of interest in the murder of a white supremisit. the known skinhead appeared in a courtroom on drug charges. police arrested him just hours after his friend david lynch was found shot in his home. the suspect says he is extremely distressed. >> my kids, my job. lost my best friend. i have nothing. i have destroyed everything because of drugs. i just need help. >> lynch led a hate group that started in san francisco that attacked people in california who were not white or straight. in 1998 his group instigated a brawl on the jeraldo show. >>> the numbers paint a brighter picture but that doesn't tell the whole story. why economists say lower unemployment numbers show all is still not well in the economy. >>> it no one would care about this couple's wedding. a photo shoot that has been seen a half million times. >>> if you looked at all of the faces in the world ther
and the other half willing to be created as [ inaudible ] against america. >> reporter: with the u.s. and others providing air cover for the rebels the pro gadhafi forces have fallen back. but the rebel forbess have not been able to mount a significant offensive of their own. mark phillips, cbs news, tripoli. >>> in the bay area, a teenager shot at a san jose fast food restaurant died. ruben cortez jr. was shot execution style in front of a mcdonald's last week. he was taken off life support yesterday. the video you see here caught the suspected shooter running away from the scene. so far, no arrests. police have not identified any suspects. police do say that the shooting may have been gang related >>> parent have new remss to follow for keeping kids safe in the car. why it means keeping children in the car seat or booster seat longer than they might want. >> with four kids under 8 years old, the hill family is no stranger to car seats. however they fought the latest guidelines from the american academy of pediatrics were more scary than safe. >> it is ridiculous. >> reporter: one of the new g
't judge. >> in a recent study, the town was number one on the list of top ten u.s. cities that spend the most on clothes per capita. >> you walk downtown danville, you see people walking expander they have really good bags. >> study revealed that danville is expected to shell out $38.3 million on clothes. that's close to $2,000 a year per person. >> you like to look good, so kind of is nice to keep up with the new trends. >> census data reveals a high house come average of $130,000 a year and a relatively low unemployment rate of 6%, make it easier to shop until you drop. >> why specifically danville? why are people shopping so much here in danville? what's the cull cheer here? >> you know, danville is first of all a little more expensive of a place to live. there's the stigma of everybody wanting to look their best. >> it's not just danville. other cities rounded out the top shoppers list. los altos third, and santa clara came in eighth. proving dressing well is not just a trend, it's a way of life. >> we like to start trends, too. a lot of what we wear, gets put off in other
, concede control to his enemies. and he doesn't have much time. u.s.s. and allied war ships are off the coast ready to launch missiles. after that, aircraft, mostly british and french operating from bases in the mediterranean would even force a no-fly zone. the president promised no american troops would go into libya, but one way or another said clinton, qadaffi has to go. >> we do believe that a final result of any negotiations would have to be did decision by colonel qadaffi to leave. >> reporter: secretary clinton will be in paris tomorrow for one last round of talks with allies. but unless qadaffi orders first to cease fire and then a retreat, the time for talking seems to be up. >>> it's the first day in training and possibly wishing they had never left home. physical therapy students getting hands on experience in the bay area. their hesitation and why they know their services will be needed at home. >>> there will be a sponsor. who pointied up the cash and why the sponsor says it's okay with the tarnished image. earthquake and tsunami. some are being taught right here in the
. cbs 5 cameron ramos contributed. >>> and crescent city took the big brunt of the tsunami in the u.s. with eight foot surges, and tonight crews are still waiting for safer conditions to begin before they can begin the cleanup of the damaged harbor. the tsunami continues to create dangerous currents, authorities say there are at least 17 damaged and sunken vessels, in addition rocks, and logs that need to be cleared with. the harbor wants to move quickly but also has to consider safety. >> we do get a small tsunami once in a while, or a surge at the breaks. but this is the worst i have ever experienced. >> the harbor is crescent city's life flood. and the sheriff says it will be hard to recover. >>> and authorities released the name of the man swept out to sea while taking pictures of the wave. 25-year-old dustin weber, he was with two other people when they were washed into the ocean. the other two managed to swim to safety. >>> and even parts of northern california that did not suffer damage from the tsunami saw unusual wave activity. this video was shot in emoryville yesterday morn
. scientists say the force of this earthquake moved japan. the entire nation, 15 feet closer to the u.s. it shifted enough mass to accelerate the spinning of the earth. probably won't notice that change. the quake shaved about $1.8 microseconds off our 24 hour day. >>> if you'd like to help the victims, go to cbssf.com. click on links and numbers for a list of agencies that are coordinating relief the efforts. >>> anyone who wants to go can leave. he's not after any money. why hours later, he is hold off. >> and an elementary school. >> and no good deed goes unpunnished. how a community planned to save a tree caused headaches for the city. >>> one storm down this week and another one to go. what do you see here? ab slitly nothing. when is the next rine fall going to fall? i'll have details after this break. over a marin county bank. police were negotiating wit >>> it's been more than five hours since the gunman took over a bank. police were negotiating with him and he had just surrendered. joe vasquez found out the suspect was requesting high level meetings. joe. >> inside the bank o
. a chemist for the u.s. antidoping agency told jurors that bond has exhibited head an foot swelling which is consistent with human growth hormone abuse. he also said that the drug he is accused of taking was designed to avoid detection. bonds is accused of lying to the feds about knowingly taking steroids. he said that he thought he was taking flax seed oil and arthritis cream when he took them. >>> giants fans that missed out on season tickets this year can get the first dibs on next season. the team said today it is creating a waiting list for people that want to get the season tickets before 2012 before they sell out. the team sold nearly 28,000 season tickets for the upcoming season. the waiting list will require a $500 nonrefundable deposit. >>> all right, wondering what the morning commute will be like? let's check in with robert . >> not only here. but if you're heading to the high sierra on friday last week 61 inches of snow did accumulate all week long. this is the scene earlier today beyond blizzard-like conditions. i-80 completely shut down because visibility was at zero. and w
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